Allotment waiting lists

Margaret Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

As of January 2010, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Blackpool for which Blackpool Borough Council has access to waiting list data?

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites?

3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these sites?

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in 2009? Please give:
a) number of new sites
b) names of new sites
c) total area of new land in hectares
d) total number of new plots

Yours faithfully,

Margaret Campbell

Customer First, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Margaret Campbell,

Thank you for your email dated 01/01/10.

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Ann Smith, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Ms Campbell


I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 1st January 2010.

The answers are below to your questions.

1. x 7 sites (Acre Gate, Bridge Farm, Cherry Tree, David Slack,
Lawson Road, Layton and Oxford (x8 including Scotswood, but no waiting
list is held)

2. 375 (379 including Scotswood)

3. As of October 2009:
- Acre Gate x41
- Bridge Farm x38
- Cherry Tree x42
- David Slack x50
- Lawson Road x39
- Layton x45
- Oxford x23
Total = 278

N.B Some people are on more than one waiting list

4. No

5. None
(x10 new plots have been created at Cherry Tree)

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for an internal review and you should submit this in writing to: Council
Complaint, Blackpool Council, PO Box 50, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA.

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can contact the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,

If you have any queries about this letter you can contact me, or write
to: FOI, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at
[Blackpool Borough Council request email]. Please remember to quote your
reference number when you contact us.

Yours sincerely


Ann Smith
Senior Business Administration Manager
Leisure Management
Blackpool Sports Centre
West Park Drive
Tel 01253 478018

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Ann Smith,

Thank you for such a prompt reply.

Best wishes,

Margaret Campbell